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Re: MGB Purchase Advice

To: ronking <>
Subject: Re: MGB Purchase Advice
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 19:15:28 -0400 (EDT)
I'd do it today.


On Sun, 29 Apr 2001, ronking wrote:

> I found an MGB for sale and wanted to get opinions from the list as to
> whether the group thought it was a "good buy" or not.
> First off, I've been a lurker on this list for over a year now, and have
> been trying to keep up with all the tips, tricks, and suggestions people
> have posted.  I used to own a 1965 MGB quite a long time ago (read +20
> years), and was recently "born again".
> Anyway, get to the fact sheet:
>    * 1970 MGB, not running but mostly complete including engine, trans,
>      and rear axle; basically a rolling chassis. No, it doesn't have
>      overdrive
>    * Wire wheels in good shape including spare; don't have a clue as to
>      hubs/splines
>    * Body exceptionally straight, however front sheet metal (i.e. area
>      around the radiator support) and front pan pretty bent up.  Car was
>      definitely in some kind of front end accident but doesn't appear
>      too totaled
>    * Some minor outer body rust, however floorpans definitely gone, and
>      looks like some serious rust in the bulkhead area around the master
>      cylinder
>    * No title
>    * Car sat out for over 15 years, but supposedly was tarped.
>    * Car has spent all its life in California
> That's pretty much the basics.  I've got digital pictures and can
> forward to anyone who wants more information.  They pretty much tell the
> story.
> Now, the most important part, I can probably get the car for less than
> $500.  I know, you folks are probably thinking "What a dope.  Get back
> there, write the guy a check, and never look back".  I guess I'd just
> feel better if I got a group consensus.
> TIA to all who take the time to respond.
> Ron King
> Hopefully, soon to be an MGB Owner (Again)

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